Xie Yimin

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Xie Yimin's Nihon Ki-in photo

Xie Yimin (謝 依旻 alternate spellings [ext] Hsieh Yi Min or [ext] Shei Imin) is a 6 dan professional of the Nihon Ki-in, born November 16, 1989 in Taiwan. Student of Ko Mosei.

She became shodan in 2004 at age 14 years 4 months. Xie held the record for the youngest ever female pro in Japan until 2010, when Fujisawa Rina passed her. 3 dan in 2006, 4 dan in 2008, 5 dan in 2010, 6 dan from 2012-02-01.

As of 2013, she is undisputedly the best female professional in Japan, holding all three titles and the record for most female professional titles, with 15 to her name. She is the 1st Honorary Women's Honinbo after winning the Female Honinbo five times in a row.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • 24 wins, 14 losses
  • Winner of 1st Hiroshima Arumi Cup (not counted as pro title)
  • Runner up in 3rd Nakano Cup (under-20 tournament), losing to Iyama Yuta in the final.
  • Defeated Konishi Kazuko (8p) on Christmas Day to win the 8th Female Strongest Tournament (女流最強位), becoming Japan's youngest ever woman's title holder at the age of 17 years and 1 month.

2005

  • 28 wins, 18 losses

2004

  • 8 wins, 6 losses

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Xie Yimin last edited by EdIV on September 24, 2016 - 17:48
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